Iconic Sydney experiences on show this new year's eve

As in previous years, all eyes will be on Sydney Harbour this new year’s eve. However, in 2015, visitors and Sydney-siders will not only be entertained by the famous annual fireworks display, but also by stunning new footage of iconic Sydney summer experiences beamed onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge. Iconic Sydney experiences on show this new year's eve
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Iconic Sydney experiences on show this new year's eve

As in previous years, all eyes will be on Sydney Harbour this new year’s eve. 


However, in 2015, visitors and Sydney-siders will not only be entertained by the famous annual fireworks display, but also by stunning new footage of iconic Sydney summer experiences beamed onto the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Preview of Sydney Harbour Bridge projections on New Year's Eve, 2015

Six short film sequences featuring the buzz of Sydney Harbour, the city’s iconic beaches and cheeky animals from Taronga Zoo will be projected onto the Sydney Harbour Bridge’s two 79metre (260 feet) high concrete pillars, reaching a global audience during one of Australia’s most celebrated nights.

The inspiring footage featuring activities that visitors can enjoy when in Sydney was captured with GoPro cameras, and each clip lasts for three and a half minutes. 

View and download previews of the videos below.

BONDI LIFESTYLE Bondi Beach and Bronte, Sydney, New South Wales

Bondi lifestyle

Long summer days at the beach … yes, please! Sydney is home to over 70 stunning beaches, from secluded bays to world-famous spots like Bondi, where you can swim or run along the golden sand, try your hand at a surf lesson, people watch on the promenade, have breakfast at one of the many cafés or sip a cocktail above the Icebergs rock pool. Stroll along the scenic Bondi to Bronte Walk to see a sunset view of the Bronte Pool – captured in this video – the perfect way to finish off a warm, summer’s day. 

A TRIP TO TARONGA ZOO Taronga Zoo, Sydney, New South Wales

A trip to Taronga Zoo

Let us introduce you to some of Taronga Zoo's friendliest residents! There’s Nala the Australian Sea Lion who loves nothing more than performing a few tricks; Nyota the giraffe, who at the grand age of 23 is the oldest giraffe at Taronga Zoo; cheeky Marco the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo who has mastered the art of saying hello; and Willow the koala, complete with her adorable joey, Wattle, onboard.

You can meet all of these creatures in person at Taronga Zoo, which is just 12 minutes from the city by ferry and has absolutely stunning views over Sydney Harbour.

A PUG'S LIFE Glebe foreshore and Rose Bay Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

A pug's life

A dog’s life in Sydney is pretty sweet… and here’s 15 seconds of pug-packed goodness to prove it! There are plenty of places where you can take your furry friends for a bit of fun in Sydney, including Rose Bay beach, parks on the Glebe foreshore, the vast Centennial Parklands just a few minutes from the centre of Sydney, and Kurnell's off-leash Silver Beach where dogs can splash around in the ocean. The best part is that all of these places are not only appealing for dogs, they’re also wonderful spots for us humans to visit too! 

SURF'S UP! Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

Surf's up!

You’ll find first-class waves for all surfing abilities on Australia’s coastline, which is home to some world-famous surfing hotspots such as Bells Beach on the Great Ocean Road, Snapper Rocks on Queensland's Gold Coast and the Margaret River region in Western Australia. If you’re a beginner, there’s plenty of spots to learn how to surf, such as Bondi (pictured here) and Maroubra, where you can join the local Let’s Go Surfing school and be standing up on your board in no time. 

IN FOR A DIP Bondi Beach, Sydney, New South Wales

In for a dip

Summer in Australia = beach time! With over 10,000 incredible beaches around the country, it’s no wonder the beach is such a big part of Australia's identity. This time of year is when the classic Australian summer holiday takes place and you’ll find families and friends taking a break all over the country at tranquil seaside towns, fishing villages, surf beaches, national parks, coral reefs and buzzing city beaches.

SYDNEY FROM ABOVE Sydney Harbour National Park, New South Wales

Sydney from above

There’s more than enough to keep you busy in Sydney, the harbour capital of New South Wales. Sydney Harbour alone has 240 kilometres (150 miles) of shoreline and waterways that extend into a golden chain of iconic beaches including Palm Beach, Manly, Bronte and Coogee. 

There are also five major national parks that are packed with outdoor experiences and a series of islands that are dotted throughout the Harbour including Fort Denison, Shark, Clark, Rodd, Goat and Cockatoo Islands. All of these are among some of Sydney's most popular spots to explore nature.